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Back in the proverbial saddle again

After a two year hiatus, I returned last Monday to renting press time in my friend Darlene Furbush Ouellett’s studio. Five consecutive days of printing. Pure bliss. I now have about 30 color field monotypes on which to build in the air conditioned comfort of my home studio this spring and summer.

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Studio days and more

My interview three years ago on “The Creators of SomeCity” feels like a lifetime ago. Still, with my return to printing at The Button Factory in a couple of weeks and meeting via Zoom this past week with my longtime web guru Steve Circeo, MaxCreative LLC, I was reminded of this interview and watched it […]

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First monotype printed with Akua pin press

Amaryllis (2022) by Barbara van Buskirk

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“Peace on Earth” finds a home

Peace on Earth (2009). Mixed media on wood panel. I received an email this morning with the happy news that a friend and collector wanted to purchase Peace on Earth. She texted, “I have loved your Peace on Earth piece since I first laid eyes on it and am excited to think it may soon […]

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Reaping writing rewards from NaNoWriMo 2021

During the month of November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2021 which sets the goal for each participant to write 50,000 words of a shitty first draft in 30 days. NaNoWriMo started in 1999 and is described on its website as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” As November and my […]

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NaNoWriMo, here I come

Multimedia drawing on Mylar (2009) I’ve signed up for National Novel Writng Month (NaNoWriMo) 2021 and aim to write a 50,000 word first draft of Sleepwalking Through Oysterville in 30 days beginning this coming Monday, November 1st. This is the first time I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo. I’m challenging myself with this creative project both […]

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Here’s an update

It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the monotype demo filmed in my Albuquerque studio went live on YouTube. As of today, this little video has been viewed more than 377,000 times. In some ways, it feels as if my friend Rhoda Weill of Rolling R Productions and I made this demo a […]

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In Process: Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project

This is my most recent drawing, signaling my sketchbook now has tipped over the halfway completed point on its way toward being submitted to the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project.

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Focused on stranded colourwork knitting

I have been away from The Button Factory where I rent press time and print my monotypes for more than a year now in order to maintain low risk practices during the COVID pandemic. Now that life is starting to open up a bit I am planning to return to printmaking on a regular basis […]

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Art worthiness

I think if I could go back in time and give myself a message, it would be to reiterate that my value as an artist doesn’t come from how much I create. I think that mindset is yoked to capitalism. Being an artist is about how and why you touch people’s lives, even if it’s […]

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